Octavo, glossy paper covered boards, 355 pp., notes on the contributors Introduction by Rosenberg and Watson. Articles are "Improper Sites," Debra B. Bergoffen, "The Voice of the Victims," Hans Siegfried, "Of Testimony, Piles, and the Poetics of 'Final Letters,'" Ruth Liberman, "Giving Testimony," Burkhard Liebsch, "The Holocaust's Moral 'Uniqueness,'" Thomas W. Simon, "Morality of the Light, Morality of the Dark: Reflections on Ethics and the Holocaust," Roger Fjellstrom, "'Identity without Text': Negation and Execution," Detlef Linke, "Heidigger's Silence Revisited," Peter Strasser, "Voluptuous Anguish: Contemporary Holocasut Kitsch and the Specter of the Feminine," Jennifer Natalya Fink, "Art after Auschwitz and the Necessity of a Postmodern Modernism," Andrew Weinstein, "Poetry after Auschwitz: Paul Celan's Aesthetics of Hermeticism," Paul Sars, "A11380: Imaging within/beyond 'Liberation,'" James A. Watson, "The Modernity of Nazi Euthenasia," Klaus Dörner, "Sexuality in the War against the Jews: Perspectives from the Work of Jacques Foucault," James Bernauer, "Affect and Modernity" Notes toward an Inquiry into the Origins of the Holocasut," Dan Stone, "Remembering and Forgetting: The Social Construction of a Community of Memory of the Holocaust," Alan Milchman and Alan Rosenberg, "Time's Impossibility: The Holocaust and the Historicity of History," Raj Sampath, "Figure, law, Silence: 'Auschwitz' and the Crisis of Representation," Frans van Peperstratten, "The Kampf for Language: Holocaust, Shoah, and Sacrifice," Eve Tavor Bannet, "Austria's Heading: Has the Eagle Landed Again?" Erik M. Vogt, "'You can't make a full evening out of being a Yid anymore': George Tabori and the Limits of the Holocaust's Uniqueness," Karyn Ball. Bookseller Inventory # 51537
Synopsis: What happens when an entire group of human beings is excluded from the definition of humanity? How is the power of language used to distort reality? What happens when a comprehensive economic plan is based on theft, brainwashing, slave labor, and murder? These and other philosophical questions about the Holocaust are contemplated in Contemporary Portraits of Auschwitz.In 1988, a group of philosophers who had survived the Holocaust, or had known people at the Auschwitz death camp, decided to found an organization that would examine the philosophical implications of Shoah: the Society for the Philosophic Study of Genocide and the Holocaust (SPSGH). Noting that the history and the personal horror stories had been told and retold, SPSGH's founders Sander Lee, Berel Lang, and Alan Rosenberg argued that too little study had been so far devoted to the philosophy of Hitler's final solution and other genocides.Auschwitz problematized the Enlightenment concept of humanity, and other concepts. The perfection of state-sponsored and -administered mass death issued in new forms of language, moral indifference, and forgetting. Philosophy often even fails to mention the Holocaust in discussions of National Socialism. And the disaster of Auschwitz has been largely neutralized by the normalization of a "ruined" language.This volume includes essays in several areas: Witnesses and Testimonies; Morality and Ethics; Art and Poetry; History and Memory; and The Crisis of Representation. Contributors are Karyn Ball, Eve Bannet, Debra Bergoffen, James Bernauer, Klaus Dorner, Jennifer N. Fink, Roger Fjellstrom, Ruth Liberman, Burkhard Liebsch, Alan Milchman, Raj Sampath, Paul Sars, Hans Seigfried, Thomas W. Simon, Dan Stone, Peter Strasser, Frans van Peperstratten, Erik M. Vogt, Andrew Weinstein, and others.
About the Author: Alan Rosenberg is assistant professor of philosophy at City University of New York, Queens College. James R. Watson is professor of philosophy at Loyola University in New Orleans. Detlef Linke is a physician and medical researcher at the neurophysiological and neurosurgical clinic at the University of Bonn, Germany.
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Publication Date: 2000
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